Emergency responders are taught to first think about their own safety. However, they have also have the characteristic that they prime focus is to wanting help the victim. This sometimes causes a huge impact of making choices with all the frustrations, loss of time, feelings of guilt and excessive risk taking of that. About this unpredictable vehicle behaviour we were very concerned.
There are currently Road Traffic Accident techniques such as ‘blocking’ an electric car to ensure that it cannot drive away. But because of it large torque this is almost impossible, very time consuming and even dangerous during the process. It is also possible to disconnect the HV battery pack using the service plug so that the car can no longer drive. It however, is by no means always easy to implement by damage, risky because one have to get close to the car and often time consuming for the service plug could be located anywhere in the car. Manufacturers determine themselves the location of the service plug. This one current techniques therefore provide a false sense of security.
Working safely on and around electric cars is available for emergency responders from now on. Upon arriving at the vehicle immediately insert the emergency plug. By placing the universal emergency plug, the emergency responders or bystanders cannot be knocked over by the unpredictable vehicle behavior of a plug-in car.
By placing this plug in a simple way, one removes this danger for emergency responders or others who are in the vicinity of the vehicle.